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TMAX 16K Aluminum Service Body

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Oct. 19, 2021
TMAX aluminum service bodies are not only corrosion resistant but are also lighter weight compared to their steel counterparts.

Posted by Brooke Just

Stellar Industries’s TMAX 16K Aluminum Service Body is the newest addition to the TMAX Aluminum Series for nine- and 11-foot bodies. 

The patented aluminum extrusion top allows for crane mounting without a tube crane reinforcement kit. The TMAX 16K is designed for use with 4,000-pound cranes and smaller (16,000 foot pounds).

Stellar’s light-duty mechanic cranes are equipped with Stellar Crane Dynamics Technology to control, power and monitor the telescopic crane. Utilizing the strength and reliability of the proprietary aluminum extruded top with a drill-free accessory mounting rail, the TMAX 16K Aluminum Service Body provides weather resistant compartments, even on the crane compartment as there is no large hole in the top of the compartment.

TMAX aluminum service bodies are not only corrosion resistant but are also lighter weight compared to their steel counterparts. With the addition of the TMAX 16K, the lineup now offers a superior service body for electric and hydraulic cranes up to 4,000 pounds.

The truck is also equipped with an aluminum extrusion compartment top. Standard on all Stellar TMAX Aluminum Series bodies is the aluminum extrusion compartment top. The extruded top is formed of high-strength aluminum and features two built-in accessory mounting rails, eliminating the need to drill holes in the compartment tops to mount equipment. The advent of the built-in accessory mounting rails makes mounting and relocating accessories easy and greatly reduces the chance for water intrusion into the compartments.

Stellar also introduced its Hooklift Flex. These hooklifts are designed to provide safe and dependable service for a variety of operations. This body-loading device handles a variety of equipment ranging from flatbeds to recycling containers and dump bodies.

The Hooklift Flex comes available with articulating tilt and sliding jib hooklifts. The operator can load, unload or change bodies without needing to leave the truck cab. The hooklifts offer different capacities from up to 16,000 pounds all the way up to 65,000 pounds.

The extruded top also incorporates wire harness channels inside the compartments for easy installation, and to keep wires out of the way. The TMAX line continues to use the stainless-steel billet style hinges, three-point stainless steel compression latches, and double spring over center door closures.

Each body is completely undercoated for additional protection from corrosion. All Stellar bodies are painted with a two-part polyurethane enamel paint for added protection and visual appeal.